Menstrual Cycle Is Not Normal Again?
In the afternoon, I want a consultation for my menstrual cycle. I am 29 years old and already married (only 1.5 years). My menses history is usually at 31-35 days. But in the last few months it was not normal (last 5 months) namely February 2, March 10, April 26, May no menses, Jun on the 10 had blood spots (only one day) Jun on my 26th menstrual period until July 15. then on July 20 I spot again. is this normal? when should you do a pap smear? because I haven’t had a pap smear. Please enlighten me …
What you experience is a change in the menstrual cycle that occurs for 3 consecutive periods. Normal menstrual cycle length is 21 to 35 days.
Changing menstrual cycles require special attention, especially because there are several causes for the following medical conditions:
Physical exercise / strenuous exercise that inhibits the process of maturity and release of eggs.
Impaired reproductive hormone balance due to thyroid hormone disorders, obesity, psychological disorders related to eating habits (anorexia nervosa), drastic weight loss (> 6 kg in a month).
Polycystic ovary syndrome.
Consuming / using hormonal contraception (injection / pill).
You should immediately check with an Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist to ascertain what is causing your menstrual cycle not smoothly. The doctor will ask questions about your complaint, perform a physical examination and perform an abdominal / transvaginal ultrasound.
Medical treatment will be adjusted to the diagnosis and cause.
Pap smear is an examination of the cervix and mucus containing cervical cells to make sure there are no signs of infection or cancer. Pap smear itself is recommended to be routinely done every 2 years. Pap smears should be done outside the menstrual period, not having sex at least 2 days before the examination and not cleaning the vagina with certain fluids. You may discuss this also with the doctor.
Meanwhile, take care of your lifestyle, do a healthy lifestyle consistently. Keep your female organs clean by:
Clean the vaginal area and groin with clean running water. Avoid using soap.
Wear comfortable, sweat-absorbing underwear. Change regularly.
Use pads only when menstruating and change them regularly.
Read here about Irregular Menstrual Cycle.
That's the info we can share, hope it helps you.
Greetings healthy, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.